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USA South restricts fans from attending games in person

Sports Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the USA South Conference regarding games which include members of the conference, including Pfeiffer University.

The Presidents of the USA South Athletic Conference have unanimously agreed to a Conference policy stating that no spectators shall be permitted to attend any indoor USA South sporting event. This includes the sport of basketball which is scheduled to begin Conference play during the weekend of Jan. 16. The lack of spectators will allow institutional staffs to focus solely on maintaining the health and safety of those participating in the event.

“Conducting intercollegiate contests during the pandemic is a challenge in and of itself,” stated Dr. Tom Hart, USA South Commissioner. “Focusing efforts to provide safe game conditions is the priority at this point. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates to the spectator policy as they occur.”

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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